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Rochester International Airport Receives $850,000 Federal Grant to Recruit New Air Service

August 3, 2022

Rochester, MN (August 3, 2022) — Rochester International Airport (RST) has been awarded a Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant from the Department of Transportation. The $850,000 grant will be used to recruit new nonstop service to a western hub from RST. “We are thrilled with the news of this important award and…

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Rochester International Airport Announces Tailwind Concessions Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration

July 15, 2022

Rochester, MN July 15, 2022 — Passengers at Rochester International Airport can now enjoy an enhanced customer experience with convenient and delicious new food, beverage, and gift shop in partnership with Tailwind Concessions. RST will host a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00 p.m. to officially welcome the organization…

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Sun Country Seasonal Service Returns to Rochester International Airport

June 22, 2022

(Rochester, MN—June 22, 2022) The Rochester International Airport is pleased to announce Sun Country Airlines return of seasonal nonstop service from Rochester to Phoenix, Arizona and Fort Myers, Florida beginning in December. “We are thrilled with the return of Sun Country’s convenient and affordable travel options to warm and sunny vacation destinations. We are grateful…

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Rochester International Airport Receives Prestigious Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year Award

April 22, 2022

Rochester, MN, (April 21, 2022) -- The Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA) awarded Rochester International Airport (RST) their prestigious “Project of the Year” award during its annual Minnesota Airport Conference held April 6-8 at the Mayo Civic Center. Selecting from a record number of airport nominations from across the state MCOA recognized RST, project consultant…

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Statement Regarding Mask Enforcement at Rochester International Airport

April 19, 2022

(Rochester, MN--April 19, 2022) The Rochester International Airport announces a change to mask enforcement regulations inside terminals and other facilities effective immediately, wearing masks will be optional after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued guidance that it will no longer enforce mask-related regulations and will be withdrawing security directives that required face masks at airports,…

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Rochester International Airport Welcomes New Staff Laura Archbold and Benjamin Watkins

March 30, 2022

(Rochester, MN) March 30, 2022--The Rochester International Airport (RST) has named Laura Archbold as the airport’s new marketing and communications manager and Benjamin Watkins, as parking manager. Archbold brings more than two decades of experience in public relations and marketing communications working with public, private, non-profit and communities of faith. Her experience spans television news,…

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Sun Country inaugural nonstop flights to Fort Myers and Phoenix

February 15, 2022

Sun Country inaugural nonstop flights to Fort Myers and Phoenix take off at Rochester International Airport February 3-4 ROCHESTER, Minnesota February 2, 2022—Rochester International Airport (RST) in partnership with Sun Country Airlines announced the start of Sun Country’s inaugural nonstop seasonal air service to Fort Myers, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona. On Thursday, February 3, Sun…

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SkyWest Airlines to discontinue service to Denver from Rochester International Airport

September 23, 2021

Rochester, MN (September 23rd, 2021) – SkyWest Airlines, operating on behalf of United Airlines, will discontinue service between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Rochester International Airport (RST) effective October 31, 2021. “This is very difficult news for our community,” said John Reed, executive director. “We share in the disappointment at the loss of this route.…

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Rochester International Airport breaks ground on $79.2 million Runway Improvements Project

May 7, 2021

Rochester, MN (May 7, 2021) –Rochester International Airport (RST) breaks ground on Phase 1 of construction on RST’s runway improvements project today. “We are incredibly grateful for the hard work and support that has brought us to this point. Funding a large project requires great collaboration at the federal, state and local levels,” said John…

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RST receives $9.2 million federal grant

September 1, 2020

Rochester, MN (September 1, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants today including $9.2 million awarded to Rochester International Airport (RST). The $9.2 million grant will be primarily used to initiate Phase 1 of construction on RST’s runway safety improvements. “We are extremely grateful for this federal grant to…

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